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1 Victorian Poetry Johanna Duggan Kara Bordieri

2 Victorian Poetry Victorian Era ( ) Post Romantic Era Against Romanticism Bravery and heroism

3 Lord Alfred Tennyson ( ) Born and raised in UK Fourth out of twelve children “'Tis better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”

4 Home They Brought her Warrior Dead Alfred Lord Tennyson Home they brought her warrior dead: She nor swooned, nor uttered cry: All her maidens, watching, said, 'She must weep or she will die.‘ Then they praised him, soft and low, Called him worthy to be loved, Truest friend and noblest foe; Yet she neither spoke nor moved. Stole a maiden from her place, Lightly to the warrior stepped, Took the face-cloth from the face; Yet she neither moved nor wept. Rose a nurse of ninety years, Set his child upon her knee-- Like summer tempest came her tears-- 'Sweet my child, I live for thee.'

5 Oscar Wilde ( ) Born in Dublin Imprisoned in 1895 for two years Adopted the name Sebastian Melmoth when released and moved to France

6 Theocritus: a Villanelle Oscar Wilde O Singer of Persephone! In the dim meadows desolate Dost thou remember Sicily? Still through the ivy flits the bee Where Amaryllis lies in state; O Singer of Persephone! Simætha calls on Hecate And hears the wild dogs at the gate; Dost thou remember Sicily? Still by the light and laughing sea Poor Polypheme bemoans his fate: O Singer of Persephone! And still in boyish rivalry Young Daphnis challenges his mate: Dost thou remember Sicily? Slim Lacon keeps a goat for thee, For thee the jocund shepherds wait, O Singer of Persephone! Dost thou remember Sicily?

7 Charlotte Bronte ( ) Born in Yorkshire, England Penname: Currer Bell Jane Eyre (1847) Illness due to pregnancy caused her death

8 Life Charlotte Bronte LIFE, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain Foretells a pleasant day. Sometimes there are clouds of gloom, But these are transient all; If the shower will make the roses bloom, O why lament its fall ? Rapidly, merrily, Life's sunny hours flit by, Gratefully, cheerily, Enjoy them as they fly ! What though Death at times steps in And calls our Best away ? What though sorrow seems to win, O'er hope, a heavy sway ? Yet hope again elastic springs, Unconquered, though she fell; Still buoyant are her golden wings, Still strong to bear us well. Manfully, fearlessly, The day of trial bear, For gloriously, victoriously, Can courage quell despair !

9 Elizabeth & Robert Browning 1838: Elizabeth's brother's death 1844: Robert wrote to Elizabeth admiring her poetry 1846: secretly wed and fled to Italy Both wrote poems regarding their romance

10 Robert Louis Stevenson ( ) Edinburgh, Scotland Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Rebellious” Traveled the world Depression, died at 44

11 Whole Duty of Children by Robert Louis Stevenson A child should always say what's true And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at table; At least as far as he is able.


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